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The Art Of Procrastination With Frank Partnoy

Rachel Solomon
08/02/2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Frank Partnoy technically started developing his theory on procrastination when he was 8 years old. His mom asked him to make his bed because they were having company over, and he refused to do so until he heard a car pull up outside. Those thoughts evolved into a two–step analytic model to approaching procrastination. First: determine the maximum amount of time you can delay. Second: within that time frame, wait as long as you possibly can.

Partnoy spoke about the art and science of procrastination on July 11 at Seattle's Town Hall.


Frank Partnoy is a law and finance professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and the author of "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay."

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